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Clinical Nurse Educator

Full Time
2 days ago
Position Summary
Are you interested in sharing your clinical nursing experience with others on your team? If you are looking for an opportunity that will make use of your varied skills and experiences or if you are seeking a challenge that will draw upon your leadership skills and initiative, then please read on.

In accordance with the established Vision and Values of the organization, the Clinical Mentor role functions as an experienced clinical mentor, resource, and champion in the delivery of excellent client care to nurses and other team members. Working in conjunction with nurse educators, provides rapid elbow-to-elbow clinical mentorship and practice support for nursing staff. Utilizes experience and clinical skills to function as a clinical resource to formally advise other nursing staff in nursing practice, provides clinical instruction and supports staff training and development. Takes on a leadership role in performing functions such as mentoring staff to support skills development and supporting clinical practice initiatives.
• Applicants must have 3 year's experience working in the in-patient med/surg setting or Emergency department.
• This position will be supporting the in-patient and Emergency departments.
• Preference given for applicants with experience in mentoring or preceptorship

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings - 07:00 to 15:00, 15:00 to 23:00, Rotating

Dawson Creek & District Hospital Dawson Creek and District Hospital is a full service community hospital that provides service to Dawson Creek and surrounding communities. It has 31 Acute Care beds and 15 regional adult psychiatric beds. Dawson Creek is the Orthopaedic Trauma and Surgical centre for the Northeast Region of BC. Services include:
• Emergency
• Day Surgery
• Respiratory Therapy
• Primary Care
• Acute Care
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Laboratory
Visiting specialists including:
• Urology
• Dermatology
• Pediatrics
• Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dawson Creek Wide blue skies and the rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies surround Dawson Creek. The city is also known as the Mile Zero City, as it marks the start of the Alaska Highway, a 2,400 km long highway connecting Alaska and the Yukon to Western Canada and the United States. Dawson Creek has a population of approximately 12,500. It provides primary service to a population of approximately 20,000 and helps serve the larger population of the Peace River Region of 60,000. There are eleven elementary schools, one middle school and one secondary school. The Northern Lights College provides adult education. Check out Dawson Creek for more information about this community where the northern lights shine.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

• Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Three (3) years of relevant nursing practice including experience mentoring nursing staff as well as leadership training or an equivalent combination of educations, training and experience.
• Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle may be required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to provide clinical mentorship and clinical practice support.
• Demonstrated knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.
• Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, direction and leadership.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate, mentor and coach.
• Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
• Knowledge of relevant clinical practice standards/guidelines and care pathways.
• Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client/patient care.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and priorities work.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally on a one to one basis and/or group setting.
• Demonstrated ability to guide and/or deal with others in resolution of conflict issues.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
• Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills in the approach to patient/client/resident care.
• Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition.
• Demonstrated skill in the application of techniques appropriate to the assessment and treatment of designated client population utilizing best available evidence informed practice.
• Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and engage in continuous quality improvement.
• Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to operate a computerized client/patient care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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